- Ms Wredenfors
- Bristol, United Kingdom
- I am Head of English at Fairfield High School and love working here! This is my sixth year at Fairfield and everyday continues to consolidate my opinion that we teach some of the best students in Bristol. I live locally, love cycling, cats, reading and painting. If I wasn't an English teacher in Bristol, I wouldn't mind living in Stockholm, Sweden and being an interior designer. I am also movie mad and watch at least 5 films a week. For the last three years I worked in partnership with the Watershed and lead many creative media projects for Fairfield (check out my other blog at www.mswredenfors.net).
Monday, 12 April 2010
BBC School Report - mixed feelings...(and a missed interview with Chris Chalkley of PRSC)
Firstly, it may be that I was over ambitious, involving over 50 students? I attended all the training and read through all the content and lessons plans online but in the end it was extremely stressful. I found the training experience rather hectic (and shall I say patronising?) ran by an ex- Science teacher who bombarded us current teachers with a mass of promo materal and the launched us into a activity that was meant to mirror what we could do on the big BBC day. I always think it is useful to be reflective as a teacher and sometimes taking a step back and placing you in the position of student is useful. However, it being 2 days before the Christmas holidays, the 'twilight' BBC training was exhausting and...
Lesson plans: we were assured that barely any extra planning needed to be done and all resources were online. Now these lessons were dry and I found I had to make constant changes and omissions to keep my students engagaed. Though these plans were some of the better ones I have seen attached to an educational project they need some tweeking.
Chris Chalkley of PRSC (People's Republic of Stoke's Croft). After a guarded but polite conversation the famous Bristolian figure agreed that he could be interviewed by our year 8 students for their school report. What a scoop! Manically, we managed to get the kids into the school minibus, rush down to Stokes Croft for what we thought would be a resounding interview. Did he turn up? Did he answer his phone? Unfortunately, no.
Next year, PC only for me and 10 students max!
Posted by Ms Wredenfors at 15:15